The 9 Most Common Printer Faults


The 9 Most Common Problems That Occur With Printers

Printers are essential tools for businesses and individuals alike. However, they can be prone to problems. Here are the 9 most common printer faults, along with some tips on how to fix them:

  1. Paper Jams

Paper jams are the most common printer fault. They can be caused by a variety of factors, including:

To prevent paper jams, make sure you use the correct type of paper for your printer. Also, be sure to load the paper tray correctly and avoid overloading it. If you do experience a paper jam, turn off the printer and unplug it before trying to clear it.

2. Poor Print Quality

Poor print quality can be caused by a number of factors, including:

To improve print quality, check the toner levels and replace the cartridges if necessary. Also, make sure the printer settings are correct and that you are using the right type of paper.

3. Ghosting

Ghosting is a printing defect that results in faint copies of previous images appearing on the printed page. It can be caused by a number of factors, including:

* Dirty or damaged print drums

* Incorrect printer settings

* Paper that is too thin

To prevent ghosting, clean or replace the print drums and make sure the printer settings are correct. Also, avoid using paper that is too thin.

4. Image Comes Off the Paper, Smears, and is Powdery

If the image on your printed page is coming off the paper, smearing, or is powdery, it is likely that the fuser unit is not working properly. The fuser unit is responsible for fusing the toner to the paper, so if it is not working properly, the toner will not adhere to the paper properly.

To fix this problem, you will need to replace the fuser unit. This is a relatively easy repair that can be done by most people.

5. Marks on Prints When I Copy but Not When I Print

If you are getting marks on your prints only when you copy, it is likely that the glass scanner is dirty. The glass scanner is used to scan the original document, so if it is dirty, it will cause marks to appear on the copies.

To clean the glass scanner, use a soft cloth and some mild soap and water. Be sure to dry the scanner thoroughly before using it again.

6. When I Print I Get Blank Pages

If you are getting blank pages when you print, it is likely that the toner cartridge is not installed properly or that the toner levels are low. To fix this problem, make sure the toner cartridge is installed properly and that the toner levels are not low. If the toner levels are low, replace the toner cartridge.

7. My Printer is Making a Loud Rattling Noise

If your printer is making a loud rattling noise, it is likely that the toner drum is damaged. The toner drum is responsible for transferring the image to the paper, so if it is damaged, it will cause a loud rattling noise.

To fix this problem, you will need to replace the toner drum. This is a relatively easy repair that can be done by most people.

8. My Printer is Not Printing

If your printer is not printing, there are a number of possible causes, including:

To fix this problem, check to make sure the printer is turned on and that it is connected to the computer. Also, check the paper tray to make sure it is not empty and that the toner levels are not low. If you have checked all of these things and the printer is still not printing, you may need to contact the printer engineer for assistance.

9. Wi-Fi printing takes too long to print

Place the printer next to the wireless router and see if this speeds up the printing. If so get a wireless range extender. You need to make sure your router is up-to-date. Check it has the latest firmware installed and that it supports 802.11n.

For help with any of these problems on HP, Xerox, Brother, Samsung, Canon, Epson Oki, Sharp Kyocera ,Ricoh, Lexmark, Dell and Konica printers please call 0203 302 8151 or email

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